NOAA to release 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook

May 12, 2011

NOAA will issue the initial outlook for the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season during a press conference at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility – the epicenter of all satellite data used in developing weather and climate forecasts, including hurricanes. The outlook will explain how many named storms, hurricanes and major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5) are expected during the six-month season, which starts June 1. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will also provide vital hurricane preparedness information.

Following the press conference and Q&A session, reporters are welcome to tour and film inside the satellite operations facility.


Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 11:30 a.m. ET


NOAA Satellite Operations Facility
4231 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746


Jane Lubchenco, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans & atmosphere
and NOAA administrator

Craig Fugate, administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency

RSVP Required:

To access to the press conference location, please register in advance by contacting John Leslie at no later than May 18.

To participate in this event via teleconference, please register in advance by contacting Susan Buchanan at

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